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Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny

St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
+353 56 770 3885
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (12 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little hard to find in the basement of St Mary’s Cathedral. Excellent coffees and sandwiches with generous portions. Lovely salads and soup was great too with swift friendly service. Recommended.

Thank Cloud554
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you took the time to find us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If not for tripadvisor we probably would not have found this place. Tucked away in back of St. Mary's Cathedral this restaurant was a true delight for lunch and our introduction to Kilkenny. The food had that home-made quality and the cafe was frequented by...More

Thank Ronald2211
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We do get a great mix of people in and are lucky to call a lot of the regulars. We hope you enjoyed your time in kilkenny

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little cafe in beautiful St. Mary's, we stopped in for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews and were glad we chose it. I like to visit a place with some history. The food tasted like mom cooked it, the portions were large, and...More

Thank onthemove22
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you liked the place and more importantly our food. We are only too happy to share the sights of our beautiful city with its visitors

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love th food here but have to say the service is poor. I sat waiting at my table while people came in up to the counter a d were served ahead of me. 8v been hete many times and the ordering us freat when...More

Thank Theresa S
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Theresa, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you had to wait for your food but we do our best to serve people as quickly as we can. With regard to me being cranky I will do my best to work on that....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming cafe beneath St Mary's Cathedral is a super spot for morning coffee, or a bite of lunch. Staff are friendly, food is fresh and tasty. Portions are on the generous side (particularly cakes/ bakes) so either go hungry or share!

Thank Angeld62
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you fir your kind words. We do like to be generous with our portions 😀

Reviewed 1 June 2018

We visited the Cathedral Cafe on May 18th and received a warm welcome from the owner, Matthew. The cafe is light, airy and relaxing and the food was very tasty. An ideal place to stop when visiting Kilkenny, as there is so much to see....More

Thank Rita L
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello Rita, Thank you for your kind words and I hope you and your husband enjoyed the rest of your trip. I hope I was right about the church 😀

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place earlier for lunch, up one of the side streets off the main street in Kilkenny, just next to the cathedral, food was fantastic, all fresh and very tasty, our toddler had a scone and some wedges along with orange juice...More

Thank Dale M
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you liked the cafe and our food. We aim to please

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

From the expertly made cappuccino to the tea and cake, this cafe was exceptional! When we saw the menu with such great selection and prices not to mention the great service, we know we’d be back. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful cathedral and...More

Thank TheRedPoint
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you liked what we have to offer and we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a little gem. Great food and choice. Always full after lunch but hard to resist the deserts too :) staff are very nice and helpful

Thank Denis D
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words Denis. We aim to please

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We had great coffees with tasty soup, sandwiches and excellent cakes. Really good lunches with salads too. All served with a genuine friendly service. Lovely setting in St Mary’s Cathedral. Recommended.

Thank Cloud554
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for your review. Hopefully we will see you again soon

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 770 3885
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Description
Sample a slice of serenity in medieval Kilkenny.Relax in the beautifully restored Chapter House built in the 19th century and situated on the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral. We offer a range of items for Breakfast and Lunch along with fresh soups, home made bread, scones, cakes, snacks. Or just relax with an Illy coffee or tea as you plan you tour of our historic city. Open 9-5 Monday to Friday. Saturday 10am-4pm Ask Matthew for some tips or advice on where to visit
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